Interview: Glam Holiday Gift Ideas with Shape Magazine’s Editor-At-Large Bahar Takhtehchian

With Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year just one week away, Shape magazine’s editor-at-large, Bahar Takhtehchian joined me this week to talk about the top must haves for the glamour gal in your life, all from Target and! If you’re on the hunt for great beauty gift sets, celebrity fragrances or chic adorable clutches and more all at great prices, you’re in luck, Bahar has you covered!


Shape magazine's Bahar Takhtehchian

Shape magazine’s Bahar Takhtehchian talks holiday gift ideas for the glamour gal in your life! Image courtesy of Shape magazine’s






Candace Rose: What are the must haves for the glamour gal on your list, and where do we start?

Bahar Takhtehchian: “Let’s start with makeup, because every girl loves makeup! What I’ve found are some great gifts that you can find at Target stores and It’s really perfect for anyone on your list.


So when it comes to makeup- Pixi by Petra brand released an early bird kit. It’s a compact that contains everything from blushes to bronzers to eye shadows – all in one compact. It’s a great little thing for you to throw into your bag and do touch-ups at those holiday parties, or it’s a great stocking stuffer as well at just $34.


When it comes to makeup, you can’t forget about makeup brushes- they really make the application process a lot easier. So lucky for us Sonia Kashuk has a 6 pc. Gilded brush set. What you’re also getting though is this incredibly cute clutch (please see image below or video above). This is just 24.99, it’s going to be a great accessory for you as you go to all of those holiday parties.


Sonia Kashuk Gilded Cage Holiday Brush Set 6 pc.

Sonia Kashuk Gilded Cage Holiday Brush Set 6 pc.


Now, Candace, as I’m sure you know nail polish is so trendy this season, and elf has this great nail cube where you can get a variety of different colors- anything from bolds to shimmery colors- anything that you could possibly need. Plus they have some great eye shadows as well- 144.


Let’s not forget about body care. It’s so crucial, especially as the winter months roll around. I always love giving sets that contain lip balms and body lotions. Burt’s Bees and Bodycology– they both have great gift sets anywhere from 1.99 to 19.99; and great fragrances as well. It’s really something that you can give to yourself or to a co-worker.


When it comes to looking and feeling your best, a good hair day is so important, so I always have a good flat iron with me. This season Chi has released the Chi Air. It’s going to get rid of the frizziness, it’s going to get rid of the static and it’s $99.99. It’s a top quality product that you can give to yourself or someone that you love.


CHI Air Classic Tourmaline 1" Ceramic Flat Iron with Thermal Clutch - Bohemian Purple

CHI Air Classic Tourmaline 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron with Thermal Clutch – Bohemian Purple. Image courtesy of


Now for the holidays I think it’s so fun to give perfume. This season both Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber have released their own perfumes. Target has these exclusive gift sets where you’re getting perfume plus body lotion. They’re only $29.99 each, so really budget friendly and they smell fabulous.


Now as I’m sure you know, most women do really love their shoes and their purses and accessories, so Target has great flats from Mossimo that are just $24.99. They’re jeweled flats that are fancy enough for a cocktail party but they’re comfy enough for work.


Women's Mossimo® Valma Jeweled Flats - Navy

Women’s Mossimo┬« Valma Jeweled Flats – Navy. Image courtesy of


And Mossimo also has incredible clutches (please see video above). Again, everything that we’ve talked about today is available at Target stores nationwide or, which means it’s one stop shopping this holiday season.”




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